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Sale 922 — United States Bank Note Issues, featuring the Mercedes Collection

Sale Date — Thursday, 19 October, 2006

Category — Essays

Lot
Symbol
Photo/Description
Cat./Est. Value
Realized
1001
E
Sale Number 922, Lot Number 1001, Essays2c Jackson, Unadopted Design, Hybrid Large Die Essay on India (146-E7a var), 2c Jackson, Unadopted Design, Hybrid Large Die Essay on India (146-E7a var)2c Jackson, Unadopted Design, Hybrid Large Die Essay on India (146-E7a var). Cut to size, mounted on India and die sunk on 43 x 47mm card with full die sinkage, pretty shade, Very Fine, Scott Retail as normal

1,000
325
1002
E
Sale Number 922, Lot Number 1002, Essays6c Lincoln, Large Die Essay on India (148-E6), 6c Lincoln, Large Die Essay on India (148-E6)6c Lincoln, Large Die Essay on India (148-E6). 44 x 48mm, intense shade of Black, Very Fine and choice

1,000
650
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1003
E
Sale Number 922, Lot Number 1003, Essays10c Jefferson, Large Die Essay of Unadopted Design on Glazed Paper (150-E5b), 10c Jefferson, Large Die Essay of Unadopted Design on Glazed Paper (150-E5b)10c Jefferson, Large Die Essay of Unadopted Design on Glazed Paper (150-E5b). Blue, 66 x 63mm, bright color, signed by Donaldson at lower left, fresh and Very Fine, Scott Retail as unsigned

500
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1004
E
Sale Number 922, Lot Number 1004, Essays30c Black, Large Die Essay on White Glazed Paper (154-E6), 30c Black, Large Die Essay on White Glazed Paper (154-E6)30c Black, Large Die Essay on White Glazed Paper (154-E6). On 50 x 63mm card, intense shade, trivial thin spots on back of card, Very Fine

1,750
1,100
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1005
E
Sale Number 922, Lot Number 1005, EssaysExperimental Cancels on 1c Scott 156, Experimental Cancels on 1c Scott 156Experimental Cancels on 1c Scott 156. Three blocks of four and pair, incl. pair with one stamp with intact blasting cap and one exploded, blocks with various score lines or pin perfs thru stamps and half gummed, incl. one with part imprint and one with plate no., 1877 docketing visible on one, Very Fine, unusual and scarce group

E. 300-400
1,900
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1006
E
Sale Number 922, Lot Number 1006, EssaysExperimental Cancels on 3c No. 158, Experimental Cancels on 3c No. 158Experimental Cancels on 3c No. 158. Two blocks of four and three singles, incl. blocks of four and single with double paper and hole punches, one with slit on small piece, one with explosive cap on small piece, last is imperforate block of four on India with plate no. and small holes and criss-cross lines

E. 300-400
1,500
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1007
E
Sale Number 922, Lot Number 1007, EssaysPhiladelphia Bank Note Co., 1c + 2c, Frame Only Die Essays on India (182-E2b), Philadelphia Bank Note Co., 1c + 2c, Frame Only Die Essays on India (182-E2b)Philadelphia Bank Note Co., 1c + 2c, Frame Only Die Essays on India (182-E2b). Four, die sunk on approximately 110 x 68mm cards with full die sinkage, colors incl. Green, Orange Brown, Blue and Black, Very Fine

1,600
2,200
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1008
E
Sale Number 922, Lot Number 1008, EssaysPhiladelphia Bank Note Co., 1c + 2c, Vignette Only Die Essay on Stiff Glazed Paper (182-E2c), Philadelphia Bank Note Co., 1c + 2c, Vignette Only Die Essay on Stiff Glazed Paper (182-E2c)Philadelphia Bank Note Co., 1c + 2c, Vignette Only Die Essay on Stiff Glazed Paper (182-E2c). 92 x 53mm, struck in Black which is only how it is known, fresh and Very Fine

400
350
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1009
Ebl
Sale Number 922, Lot Number 1009, EssaysPhiladelphia Bank Note Co., 2c-30c Washington, Plate Essay on Old Glazed Paper (183-E2d), Philadelphia Bank Note Co., 2c-30c Washington, Plate Essay on Old Glazed Paper (183-E2d)Philadelphia Bank Note Co., 2c-30c Washington, Plate Essay on Old Glazed Paper (183-E2d). Sheet of 16 in Orange, large margins, o.g. with few gum soaks at right, light corner crease at top right, otherwise Very Fine, scarce, Scott Catalogue only lists this essay in Dull Deep Violet Red, which it most assuredly is not

600
275
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1010
Ebl
Sale Number 922, Lot Number 1010, EssaysPhiladelphia Bank Note Co., 2c-30c Washington, Plate Essay, Perforated and Gummed (183-E2e), Philadelphia Bank Note Co., 2c-30c Washington, Plate Essay, Perforated and Gummed (183-E2e)Philadelphia Bank Note Co., 2c-30c Washington, Plate Essay, Perforated and Gummed (183-E2e). Sheet of 16 with selvage all around, Deep Orange Brown, h.r., Fine-Very Fine, this color unlisted in Scott

500
225
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1011
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Sale Number 922, Lot Number 1011, EssaysPhiladelphia Bank Note Co., 2c-30c Washington, Plate Essay, Perforated and Gummed (183-E2e), Philadelphia Bank Note Co., 2c-30c Washington, Plate Essay, Perforated and Gummed (183-E2e)Philadelphia Bank Note Co., 2c-30c Washington, Plate Essay, Perforated and Gummed (183-E2e). Sheet of 16 with selvage all around, Deep Orange Brown, h.r., Fine-Very Fine, this color unlisted in Scott

500
225
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1012
E
Sale Number 922, Lot Number 1012, EssaysPhiladelphia Bank Note Co., 3c Frame Only Essays on Pelure Paper (184-E1a), Philadelphia Bank Note Co., 3c Frame Only Essays on Pelure Paper (184-E1a)Philadelphia Bank Note Co., 3c Frame Only Essays on Pelure Paper (184-E1a). Six, approximately 65 x 40, incl. six of the seven Scott-listed colors (lacking only Bright Blue), fresh colors, Very Fine, scarce group

1,500
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1013
E
Sale Number 922, Lot Number 1013, EssaysPhiladelphia Bank Note Co., 3c Washington, Die Essays on Colored Card (184-E4l), Philadelphia Bank Note Co., 3c Washington, Die Essays on Colored Card (184-E4l)Philadelphia Bank Note Co., 3c Washington, Die Essays on Colored Card (184-E4l). Three, incl. Black on Light Green, Carmine on Pink and Red Violet on Light Blue, approximately 56 x 65mm, Very Fine

450
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1014
Ebl
Sale Number 922, Lot Number 1014, Essays3c Washington, Plate Essay on Stamp Paper, Imperforate (184-E4c), 3c Washington, Plate Essay on Stamp Paper, Imperforate (184-E4c)3c Washington, Plate Essay on Stamp Paper, Imperforate (184-E4c). Sheet of 18 consisting of two panes of nine printed tete-beche, struck in Green, small piece out at bottom left, light creases, otherwise Very Fine, purple Scott Stamp & Coin backstamp, Scott Retail as singles

1,350
950
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1015
Ebl
Sale Number 922, Lot Number 1015, EssaysPhiladelphia Bank Note Co., 3c Washington, Plate Essay on Glazed Thin Wove Paper, Imperforate (184-E4f), Philadelphia Bank Note Co., 3c Washington, Plate Essay on Glazed Thin Wove Paper, Imperforate (184-E4f)Philadelphia Bank Note Co., 3c Washington, Plate Essay on Glazed Thin Wove Paper, Imperforate (184-E4f). Pane of nine in Blue Green, large margins, light crease at top right, otherwise Very Fine

300
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1016
E
Sale Number 922, Lot Number 1016, Essays3c Washington, Philadelphia Bank Note Co. Essays on Proof Paper (184-E4k), 3c Washington, Philadelphia Bank Note Co. Essays on Proof Paper (184-E4k)3c Washington, Philadelphia Bank Note Co. Essays on Proof Paper (184-E4k). Fourteen, wide range of colors with no duplication, approximately 29 x 34mm, few minor imperfections, Very Fine appearance

1,050
350
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1017
E
Philadelphia Bank Note Co., 3c Essays (184-E5b, 184-E5e, 184-E5i). One of first, nine of second and four of third, attractively mounted on exhibit page, range of colors with no duplication, large margins, few small faults to be expected, Very Fine, colorful and highly exhibitable group

315
250
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1018
E
Sale Number 922, Lot Number 1018, EssaysContinental Bank Note Co., 3c Black, Washington Large Die Essay on India (184-E12a), Continental Bank Note Co., 3c Black, Washington Large Die Essay on India (184-E12a)Continental Bank Note Co., 3c Black, Washington Large Die Essay on India (184-E12a). Die sunk on 115 x 178mm card with full die sinkage, few light soiled spots on card, otherwise Very Fine

650
325
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1019
E
Sale Number 922, Lot Number 1019, EssaysContinental Bank Note Co., 3c Dull Scarlet, Washington Large Die Essay on India (184-E12a), Continental Bank Note Co., 3c Dull Scarlet, Washington Large Die Essay on India (184-E12a)Continental Bank Note Co., 3c Dull Scarlet, Washington Large Die Essay on India (184-E12a). Die sunk on 115 x 178mm card with full die sinkage, bright color, fresh and Very Fine

650
325
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1020
E
Sale Number 922, Lot Number 1020, EssaysContinental Bank Note Co., 3c Washington, Die Essay on White Glazed Paper (184-E13b), Continental Bank Note Co., 3c Washington, Die Essay on White Glazed Paper (184-E13b)Continental Bank Note Co., 3c Washington, Die Essay on White Glazed Paper (184-E13b). Black, 65 x 77mm showing full die sinkage area, signed by Charles Skinner at lower right, Very Fine and choice, Scott Retail as unsigned

750
850
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1021
E
Sale Number 922, Lot Number 1021, EssaysContinental Bank Note Co., 3c Liberty, Plate Essays on India (184-E13c), Continental Bank Note Co., 3c Liberty, Plate Essays on India (184-E13c)Continental Bank Note Co., 3c Liberty, Plate Essays on India (184-E13c). Four, incl. Black, Dark Green, Deep Scarlet and Rose, large margins to clear, Fine-Very Fine

400
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1022
E
Sale Number 922, Lot Number 1022, EssaysContinental Bank Note Co., 3c Dark Green, Indian Maiden, Die Essay on India (184-E15a), Continental Bank Note Co., 3c Dark Green, Indian Maiden, Die Essay on India (184-E15a)Continental Bank Note Co., 3c Dark Green, Indian Maiden, Die Essay on India (184-E15a). Removed from card, deep rich color, thin spot, Very Fine appearance, scarce, we have only offered one similar example, a hybrid, which realized $1,600 hammer in our Sale 909

900
500
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1023
E
Sale Number 922, Lot Number 1023, EssaysContinental Bank Note Co., 3c Indian Maiden, Dull Green, Continental Die Essay on Proof Paper (184-E15b), Continental Bank Note Co., 3c Indian Maiden, Dull Green, Continental Die Essay on Proof Paper (184-E15b)Continental Bank Note Co., 3c Indian Maiden, Dull Green, Continental Die Essay on Proof Paper (184-E15b). 34 x 39mm, rich color, Very Fine and choice, scarce so large, Scott Catalogue notes this is "about 28 x 35mm"

500
550
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1024
E
Sale Number 922, Lot Number 1024, EssaysContinental Bank Note Co., 3c Scarlet, Indian Maiden, Continental Die Essay on India (184-E16), Continental Bank Note Co., 3c Scarlet, Indian Maiden, Continental Die Essay on India (184-E16)Continental Bank Note Co., 3c Scarlet, Indian Maiden, Continental Die Essay on India (184-E16). On card, large margins, radiant color, fresh and Very Fine, scarce

1,250
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1025
E
Sale Number 922, Lot Number 1025, Essays(5c) Garfield, Gray Brown, Large Die Essay on India (205-E2), (5c) Garfield, Gray Brown, Large Die Essay on India (205-E2)(5c) Garfield, Gray Brown, Large Die Essay on India (205-E2). Die sunk on 149 x 223mm card with full die sinkage, American Bank Note Co. and die no. imprint at bottom, also "Pres. Jas. A. Garfield" printed below design, Very Fine

250
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